China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (Didi) said on Aug. 4 that it has launched its autonomous driving unit as an independent company.
The multinational tech giant Intel signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Chinese tech company Baidu for a three-year relationship in Baidu’s core business areas on July 30.
On May 21, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that it is from now on going to ship mail and parcels on self-driving trucks, partnering with self-driving vehicle startup TuSimple.
Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Chinese employee Guangzhi Cao on Mar 21, claiming the engineer copied the source code for its autopilot technology before taking a job with Chinese self-driving car startup XPeng in January.
TuSimple, a self-driving truck startup running daily routes for customers in Arizona, has raised $95 million in a Series D funding round led by Sina Corp. The company achieved unicorn status with a valuation now reaching $1 billion.
Zhidaohulian（智道网联）, a Chinese intelligent vehicle service provider, raised 120 million dollars in its Series A round led by Tencent on Feb.1.
On Jan. 8, Baidu introduced Apollo Enterprise, a new brand for a suite of customizable autonomous driving and Internet of Vehicles (IoV) solutions for mass production vehicles at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
In 2018, many Chinese tech companies expanded their overseas markets and showcased their efforts in going global.